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Major magnitude 7.9 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on Tuesday, Jan 10, 2023 at 3:17 am (GMT +9:30) -

Major magnitude 7.9 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on Tuesday, Jan 10, 2023 at 3:17 am (GMT +9:30) Major magnitude 7.9 earthquake - Banda Sea, Indonesia, on Tuesday, Jan 10, 2023 at 3:17 am (GMT +9:30)

Major magnitude 7.9 earthquake at 131 km depth

9 Jan 17:52 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 5 minutes.
9 Jan 17:54: Now using data updates from GFZ
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9 Jan 18:27: Now using data updates from BMKG

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 9, 2023 17:47:34 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Jan 10, 2023 at 3:17 am (GMT +9:30)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude7.9
Depth131.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude7.25°S / 130.18°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode7.25°N / 49.82°W
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceBMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Nearest volcanoNila (95 km / 59 mi)
Nearby towns and cities337 km (209 mi) WSW of Tual (pop: 39,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
378 km (235 mi) ENE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
399 km (248 mi) ENE of Gunung Dilarini (Timor-Leste) (pop: 365) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
453 km (281 mi) SSE of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 27.7°C (82 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released4.5 x 1016 joules (12408 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.1 x 107 tons of TNT or 667.2 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.9131 kmIndonesia: Di Laut 148 Km BaratLaut MALUKUTENGGARABRTBMKG
7.6100 kmKEPULAUAN BABAR, INDONESIAEMSC
7.6105 kmTanimbar Islands Reg., IndonesiaRaspberryShake
7.3108 kmIndonesia: Near AmbonRENASS
7.667 kmIndonesia: Banda SeaGeoAu
7.7114 kmIndonesia [Sea]INGV
7.6108 kmIndonesia: Banda SeaGFZ
7.610 kmTanimbar Islands Reg., IndonesiaIRIS
7.6105 kmKepulauan Tanimbar, IndonesiaUSGS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Davao, Philippines (DAV/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1672 km / 1039 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Davao, Philippines: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.02-2.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (92 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Feb 4, 2023 22:59
3 hours ago
4.2

152 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Feb 3, 2023 12:27
1 day 14 hours ago
3.5

10 km
Ceram Sea, 71 km NE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 3, 2023 02:03
2 days ago
4.2

203 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Feb 2, 2023 23:15
2 days ago
2.8

10 km
Banda Sea, 41 km S of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 2, 2023 13:45
3 days ago
3.5

10 km
Banda Sea, 28 km S of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 2, 2023 03:42
3 days ago
4.3

111 km
Banda Sea, 275 km W of Tual, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Feb 2, 2023 02:20
3 days ago
4.5

322 km
Banda Sea, Indonesia, 243 km NE of Lospalos, Municipio de Lautem, Timor-LesteMore
Jan 31, 2023 22:02
4 days ago
2.5

89 km
Banda Sea, 42 km E of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 31, 2023 15:06
4 days ago
4.1

10 km
Banda Sea, 88 km W of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 30, 2023 11:56
6 days ago
4.5

158 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 30, 2023 06:24
6 days ago
3.2

3 km
45 km NE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 30, 2023 03:58
6 days ago
4.1

10 km
West Papua, 206 km N of Tual, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 29, 2023 12:36
7 days ago
2.6

15 km
32 km N of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 29, 2023 01:51
7 days ago
4.4

158 km
Banda Sea, Indonesia, 297 km NE of Lospalos, Municipio de Lautem, Timor-LesteMore
Jan 28, 2023 22:21
7 days ago
4.2

133 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 28, 2023 15:47
7 days ago - felt
4.8

170 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 27, 2023 19:00
8 days ago
3.1

10 km
Ceram Sea, 111 km NE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 27, 2023 18:49
8 days ago
2.8

10 km
Ceram Sea, 106 km NE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 27, 2023 18:38
8 days ago
2.7

10 km
Ceram Sea, 104 km NE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 27, 2023 18:28
8 days ago
2.8

10 km
Ceram Sea, 106 km NE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 27, 2023 18:25
8 days ago
3.5

10 km
Ceram Sea, 101 km NE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 27, 2023 18:18
8 days ago
4.7

21 km
Ceram Sea, 103 km NE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 27, 2023 01:51
9 days ago
4.2

165 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 26, 2023 13:21
10 days ago
3.2

10 km
Banda Sea, 84 km N of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 26, 2023 08:54
10 days ago
3.7

129 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 26, 2023 08:15
10 days ago
3.0

214 km
Banda Sea, 196 km SE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 26, 2023 07:05
10 days ago
4.3

10 km
Timor Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 26, 2023 04:36
10 days ago
3.7

10 km
Banda Sea, 123 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 26, 2023 02:52
10 days ago
2.6

10 km
Banda Sea, 26 km SE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 25, 2023 07:27
11 days ago
3.4

40 km
114 km W of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 24, 2023 22:24
11 days ago
4.3

175 km
Banda Sea, Indonesia, 294 km NE of Lospalos, Municipio de Lautem, Timor-LesteMore
Jan 24, 2023 13:07
12 days ago
4.3

176 km
Banda Sea, 146 km NE of Lospalos, Municipio de Lautem, Timor-LesteMore
Jan 24, 2023 09:47
12 days ago
3.4

15 km
Ceram Sea, 92 km NE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 23, 2023 16:52
12 days ago
3.7

179 km
Banda Sea, 187 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 23, 2023 13:29
13 days ago
4.4

452 km
Banda Sea, Indonesia, 216 km NE of Delhi, Aveiro, Dili, Timor-LesteMore
Jan 23, 2023 08:00
13 days ago
3.5

18 km
Banda Sea, 85 km E of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 23, 2023 02:56
13 days ago
2.8

10 km
Banda Sea, 13 km SW of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 22, 2023 23:54
13 days ago
2.5

24 km
87 km N of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 22, 2023 22:17
13 days ago
4.1

169 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 22, 2023 18:44
13 days ago
3.7

216 km
Banda Sea, 178 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 22, 2023 16:57
13 days ago
4.6

163 km
Banda Sea, Indonesia, 184 km NE of Lospalos, Municipio de Lautem, Timor-LesteMore
Jan 22, 2023 06:16
14 days ago
4.9

215 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 21, 2023 22:36
2 weeks ago
2.7

10 km
Banda Sea, 15 km S of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 21, 2023 21:44
2 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
Aru Sea, 208 km NE of Tual, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 21, 2023 15:28
2 weeks ago
4.1

200 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 21, 2023 13:29
2 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
Ceram Sea, 151 km N of Tual, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 20, 2023 05:41
2 weeks ago
4.7

96 km
Banda Sea, 208 km W of Tual, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 19, 2023 19:48
2 weeks ago
3.0

10 km
Ceram Sea, 98 km N of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 19, 2023 18:44
2 weeks ago
3.9

97 km
Banda Sea, 108 km NE of Lospalos, Municipio de Lautem, Timor-LesteMore
Jan 19, 2023 18:20
2 weeks ago
3.9

10 km
Aru Sea, 95 km E of Mas, IndonesiaMore
Jan 19, 2023 16:19
2 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
Aru Sea, 87 km SE of Mas, IndonesiaMore
Jan 19, 2023 11:56
2 weeks ago
4.9

546 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 18, 2023 20:27
2 weeks ago
4.1

141 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 18, 2023 19:06
2 weeks ago
4.8

127 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 17, 2023 23:40
3 weeks ago
3.9

10 km
Aru Sea, 210 km NE of Tual, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 17, 2023 21:07
3 weeks ago
2.9

10 km
33 km NW of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 17, 2023 20:18
3 weeks ago
2.5

10 km
36 km NW of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 17, 2023 16:50
3 weeks ago
4.1

186 km
Banda Sea, 276 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 17, 2023 05:04
3 weeks ago
3.0

10 km
Banda Sea, 127 km SE of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 17, 2023 02:09
3 weeks ago
4.8

125 km
Banda Sea, 36 km E of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 16, 2023 03:51
3 weeks ago
4.3

64 km
Banda Sea, Indonesia, 172 km NE of Lospalos, Municipio de Lautem, Timor-LesteMore
Jan 15, 2023 22:25
3 weeks ago
4.5

100 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 15, 2023 17:56
3 weeks ago
2.7

15 km
22 km E of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 15, 2023 15:27
3 weeks ago
4.5

104 km
Banda Sea, 87 km N of Lospalos, Municipio de Lautem, Timor-LesteMore
Jan 15, 2023 03:35
3 weeks ago
4.2

363 km
Banda Sea, Indonesia, 262 km NE of Lospalos, Municipio de Lautem, Timor-LesteMore
Jan 14, 2023 22:40
3 weeks ago
2.9

123 km
Banda Sea, 17 km E of Ambon City, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 14, 2023 04:10
3 weeks ago
4.6

153 km
Banda Sea, Indonesia, 227 km NE of Lospalos, Municipio de Lautem, Timor-LesteMore
Jan 13, 2023 22:25
3 weeks ago
4.5

127 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 13, 2023 22:22
3 weeks ago
4.5

35 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 13, 2023 20:42
3 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
Aru Sea, 265 km S of Tual, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 13, 2023 12:44
3 weeks ago
4.6

88 km
Banda Sea, 300 km SW of Tual, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 13, 2023 11:54
3 weeks ago
4.1

7 km
Aru Sea, 98 km E of Mas, IndonesiaMore
Jan 13, 2023 06:51
3 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 12, 2023 02:53
3 weeks ago
4.1

74 km
Banda Sea, 282 km SW of Tual, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 11, 2023 13:05
4 weeks ago
3.4

110 km
Banda Sea, 128 km SW of Tual, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 11, 2023 11:53
4 weeks ago
4.8

56 km
Banda Sea, 192 km SW of Tual, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 11, 2023 11:32
4 weeks ago
3.6

122 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 11, 2023 01:48
4 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 10, 2023 22:59
4 weeks ago
4.1

143 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 10, 2023 13:27
4 weeks ago
4.3

136 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 10, 2023 11:55
4 weeks ago
4.3

124 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 10, 2023 10:51
4 weeks ago
2.7

25 km
Banda Sea, 76 km SE of Amahai, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 10, 2023 07:41
4 weeks ago
4.1

125 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 10, 2023 02:49
4 weeks ago
4.5

96 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 9, 2023 22:20
4 weeks ago
4.1

104 km
KEP. TANIMBAR REGION, INDONESIAMore
Jan 9, 2023 21:25
4 weeks ago
4.5

78 km
Kepulauan Babar, IndonesiaMore
Jan 9, 2023 20:22
4 weeks ago
4.2

116 km
Banda Sea, 242 km SW of Tual, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 9, 2023 20:06
4 weeks ago
4.1

84 km
Aru Sea, 186 km S of Tual, Maluku, IndonesiaMore
Jan 9, 2023 19:41
4 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 9, 2023 19:17
4 weeks ago
4.4

157 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 9, 2023 18:43
4 weeks ago
4.6

156 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
Jan 9, 2023 18:09
4 weeks ago - felt
5.4

108 km
Banda Sea, IndonesiaMore
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